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Psychedelic Salon 193
The Houseboat Summit â 1967
Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Allen Cohen

PROGRAM NOTES:

âThe Houseboat Summitâ was held in February 1967, and has been documented in several places on the Web. In addition to the quotes below, which are from this podcast, you can read a more complete transcript of this historic meeting here.

âI think that, thus far, the genius of this kind of underground that weâre talking about is that it has no leadership.â -Alan Watts

âWhat we need to realize is that there can be, shall we say, a movement, a stirring among people, which can be organically designed instead of politically designed.â -Alan Watts

âMy historical reading of the situation is that these great monolithic empires developed, Rome, Turkey, and so forth, and they always break down when enough people, and itâs always the young, the creative, and minority groups drop out and go back to a tribal form.â -Timothy Leary

âOur educational system in its entirety does nothing to give us any kind of material competence. In other words, we donât learn how to cook, how to make clothes, how to build houses, how to make love, or to do any of the absolutely fundamental things of life.â -Alan Watts

âThat society is strong and viable which recognizes its own provisionality.â --Alan Watts

"Handbook of the Indians of California" by A.L. KroeberâIncreasingly, weâre developing all kinds of systems for verifying reality by echoing it.â - -Timothy Leary

âWhat are we saying when we say now, something is holy? That means you should take a different attitude to what you are doing than if you were, for example, doing it for kicks.â -Alan Watts

âHalf the things Iâve done are wrong, mistakes [unintelligible]. The moratorium on pot and LSD a year ago is ridiculous. I shouldnât have done that. I make a blunder at least one out of two times I come to bat.â -Timothy Leary

âIn other words, when there is a game going on thatâs on a collision course, and that this game obviously is going to lead to total destruction, the only way of getting people out of a bad game is to indicate that the game is no longer interesting. See, weâve left this game and it bores us.â -Alan Watts, February 1967

âI would agree to change the slogan to
âDrop out. Turn on. Drop in.â â -Timothy Leary


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